Mckinley Presidential Library & Museum
	Mckinley Presidential Library & Museum

Mckinley Presidential Library & Museum

The McKinley Presidential Library & Museum is a family friendly history and science museum. The Museum includes the McKinley Gallery, the Street of Shops, the Keller Gallery, Discover World, the Hoover-Price Planetarium, Ramsayer Research Library and their new permanent exhibit, The Stark County Story. The McKinley National Memorial, burial site of President William McKinley and his family, is also on the Museum grounds.

Hoover-Price Planetarium

The following schedule for regular planetarium shows will be in place through February 26, 2022. Tickets to all planetarium shows are free with Museum admission. Seating is limited and will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.

  • The Universe at Large - Offered for ages 7 and up at 2:00 and 3:00 PM, Saturday.
    This show includes monthly highlights, the latest astronomical news, and a night sky tour. It is approximately 30 minutes long.
  • Cosmic Kids - Offered for ages 3 and up at 11:00 and 11:30 AM, Saturday only.
    This show includes a look at the constellations and planets, a light show, and music. It is approximately 15 minutes long.

Special Exhibits

Why Do We Collect? | July 16 - January 16, 2022
“Why Do We Collect?” features 30 carefully selected ordinary objects with stories from donors that make them special. The exhibition also explores how and why museums build their permanent collections, how we assign meaning to material objects, and the psychology behind personal collecting. To illustrate the process of conservation in museums, two of First Lady Ida McKinley’s gowns will be on display, accompanied by detailed information about the conservation treatment they have received to stabilize them. The exhibition also explores how museums collect history in the making, illustrated by a selection of COVID-19 related items collected by the staff in their daily lives.

Thrift Style | February 3 - March 10, 2022
This traveling exhibition explores the reuse of feed sacks to make clothing and other household objects and illuminates how the “upcycling” of these bags mutually benefited twentieth-century consumers and businesses. With forty-one works from patterns to garments, it serves as an example of past ingenuity that can inform today’s efforts towards sustainability. Sponsored by Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland and East Central Ohio

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Hours: Due to COVID-19 our hours have been changed:

Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Sunday & Monday: Closed

Admission Rates: Adult $10.00
Seniors 60+ $9.00
Children (3-18): $8.00
2 and Under: Free


800 McKinley Monument Dr. NW
Canton, OH  44708

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Phone: 330.455.7043
Fax: 330-455-1137

Presidential Pets Talk

Join Director of Education, Ally Carlson, as she discusses the presidential pets through the years! This program is free with admission to the museum on Monday January 17th, 2022. Talk will…

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Virtual Trivia Night

 Or get your friends and family together to test your knowledge of:

McKinley Museum Trivia
Ohio Trivia
Presidential Trivia 

This fun virtual event will be hosted via Zoom consisting of 3 rounds…

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